Tallest; Biggest; Highest etc.


Tallest Building—World One, a super-tall residential skyscraper under construction in Mumbai, will be the tallest building of India, once completed. It will be 222.5 metres high.

Tallest Structure:  Two further masts of  INS Kattabomman, the VLF-transmission facility of the Indian Navy, at Vijayanarayanam near Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, are 471 metres tall and the tallest structures in India. They are also the tallest military structure in the world.

Longest Road Bridge—Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Setu, also referred to as the Dhola–Sadiya Bridge is a beam bridge connecting the north-east States of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge spans the Lohit River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River and is the first permanent road connection between the northern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh. At 9.15 kilometres in length, it is the longest bridge in India.

Longest Sea-bridge: Bandra-Worli Sea-link (5.6 km)

Highest Award for gallantry—Param Vir Chakra.

Highest civilian Award—Bharat Ratna.

Longest River in India—The Ganga.

Largest Lake—Wular lake, Jammu & Kashmir.

Highest Peak—Karakoram-2 or K2 (8,611 metres). (Highest peak in the world is Mount Everest which is in Nepal.)

Largest City (population wise)—Mumbai.

Highest Waterfall—Gersoppa waterfall (292 metres high) near Mysore.

Largest State—Rajasthan.

Most thickly populated State—Uttar Pradesh.

Highest rainfall—Cherrapunji (930 cm per annum).

State with largest area under forests—Assam.

Largest Delta—Sunderbans Delta.

Longest cantilever span bridge—Howrah bridge.

Longest road tunnel: Between Chenani in Udhampur with Nashri in Ramban district, in J&K. The 9.2 km tunnel is part of the ambitious 286 km-long four-laning of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway

Biggest cave temple—Ellora.

Longest platform—Kharagpur (West Bengal) 833 metres in length. (It is also the longest railway station in the world.)

Longest Road—Grand Trunk Road.

Longest National highway: NH7 from Varanasi to Kanyakumari.

Longest Railway Route—Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari by Vivek Express.

Biggest Mosque—Jama Masjid at Delhi.

Highest Gateway—Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri (53.6 metres high).

Tallest Statue—Statue of Gomateshwar (17 metres high in Karnataka).

Largest Dome—Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur.

Largest Zoo—Zoological Garden at Alipur (Kolkata).

Largest Museum—India Museum at Kolkata.

Highest Dam—Tehri Dam (260 metres high).

Largest Desert—Thar.

Largest District—Ladakh.

India’s Fastest Train—Gatimaan Express, between Delhi and Agra.

Highest Filling Station—Leh, Ladakh (3658 m) operated by Indian Oil.

Highest Bridge—near Khardung La, Ladakh at 5602 m. This Bailey Bridge has been built by Indian Army.

Largest Bank—State Bank of India.

Largest Post Office—Mumbai GPO

Longest Elevated Road—The Eastern Freeway Project (EFP), Mumbai (16.4 km).